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Gardens to visit – Jardín de l’Albarda

Gardens to visit – Jardín de l’Albarda

Gardens to visit – Jardín de l’Albarda

The Garden of l’Albarda, located in the town of Pedreguer, are one of the best kept secrets in the Marina Alta, situated close to the town of  Dénia

The garden of L’Albarda is a wonderful Mediterranean gardens. Created in 1990, it demonstrates the great richness of the flora that thrive in this climate. L’Albarda covers an area of 50,000 m2 and boasts more than 700 species of native plants, as well as an extensive collection of roses and palm trees.

L’Albarda has a formal garden, orchards and wild gardens. These recreate the ancient Renaissance gardens of Valencia which were widely influenced by Arab culture. As in Renaissance gardens, architectural features have a great importance in L’Albarda; visitors will be transported to ancient times as they wander the walkways, pergolas and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

L’Albarda belongs to FUNDEM, foundation for the conservation of Mediterranean flora and fauna. One of the purposes is to publicize FUNDEM an example of sustainable gardening, based on the use of native plants with low consumption of water and chemicals.

History of the Garden of L’Albarda
Enrique Montoliu founded the garden in 1990 in a place where there was nothing in the 80s. After visiting gardens in his travels around the world, Montoliu plant a beautiful Mediterranean garden. The houses that Montoliu saw as a child in towns such as Alzira or Carcaixent inspire the garden house. Initially, his idea was to create a private garden, but as time went on, he continued to expand. Finally, he decided to open this space to the visitors so that everyone could visit this wonderful place.

Opening hours

OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Summer hours:  June 15th to September 15th also afternoons open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Price: Donation: 5€ per person (children under 7 years free).
September 16th: 15€ (concert price)
Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s Afternoon: 8€ (Atardeceres Musicales de l’Albarda)

Delivery of tickets: Directly at the entrance of the garden. (Ring bell or call 638 320 631)

Guided tours:  Groups of at least 10 people at € 6 per person (children under 7 years free). (BOOKING NEEDED)

Possible languages:  Spanish, Valencià, English and German.

Open guided tours:  Last Saturday of each month at 11 a.m

Accessibility:   A large part of the garden can be accessed with wheelchair (see accessible area map below)  Dogs are allowed, always on a lead.

The  l’Albarda gardens are  located in the municipality of Pedreguer, municipality in the province of Alicante and near the town of Denia.  Address –  Urbanisation La Sella, C / Baix Vinalopó, No. 8, Pedruguer.

 

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Such a wonderful day out…stunning gardens to explore..and a surprise round every corner..beautifully maintained and well worth a visit